The following forms should be used by those conducting research at Trevecca. If you have questions, please consult with your advisor or contact the IRB chair at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Application Form

Fill out the IRB application form electronically, print it, sign it, and submit it to your faculty adviser for signatures. Once all required signatures are obtained, the application should be scanned as a single PDF file including

  • the application
  • a completed signature page
  • the certificate of training in human subject protection
  • a copy of any instruments which will be used in your research

and emailed as an attachment to the IRB Chair at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Only applications submitted as a single PDF file will be accepted for review.


Informed Consent Form

Informed consent is required for most research projects. The researcher should confer with his or her faculty adviser to determine the appropriate consent form to use. A sample of the consent form(s) should be included with the application. The links below provide some sample consent forms, which should be edited so that they are specific to your research project.

Sample Informed Consent Document

Sample Informed Consent - minors

Sample Informed Consent - Psychology

Class Research

Certain classes require all students to conduct research projects involving human subjects under the guidance and supervision of the faculty member teaching the class. For these classes, the following form can be used to secure IRB approval of the research projects of the class.

Class IRB Application